I’d like to take a moment to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. This year has been hectic, with a lot of life getting in the way of blogging, reading, and writing. But I’m still here and not planning on going anywhere, even if my productivity is not as high as it has been in the past. I’m thankful to each and every one of you who reads these posts and follows me on Twitter. May your day be filled with family, friends, food, and thankfulness regardless of whether you celebrate this holiday or not.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. May yours be safe and filled with full and happy buccaneers.
As I’ve grown older, I’ve become more aware of the role of gratitude in my life, and particularly my need for it. When I focus on what I have and on God’s blessings, I find it easier to have a balanced outlook. When I look at things through a lens of thankfulness, I have a better perspective on the small irritations and disappointments.
Some of the things I’m thankful for:
The readers of this blog and the friendships I’ve made through it.
That I live in the greatest country in the history of the world.
The freedoms that come with living in the US.
For those who aren’t old enough to remember, here’s the clip of the classic episode of WKRP in Cincinnati the above image is from:
First of all, my family, both immediate and extended. (This includes the dogs.)
Employment, both for me and my wife. And not just a job in my case, but something I find fulfilling. While I’m not sure it’s something I want to do for the rest of my life, I don’t dread going to work every day.
A place to live, food to eat, cars to drive.
Books to read. Lots and lots and lots of books to read. And vintage pulps. And comics and graphic novels. And opportunities to write.
The good things blogging has brought into my life: new friends, review copies of books from both authors and publishers, and outlet for my writing.
That I live in the greatest country in the world, where I am free to say what I like, read what I like, and worship God in the manner I see fit.
May God bless each and every one of you as much as He’s blessed me.